News and updates about the latest add-ons, and plug-ins for Internet Explorer, Microsoft's web browser.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

IE9 Chakra JavaScript Team Hosting a Q&A Session Tomorrow

Category: Browsers, IE, Microsoft

The IE9 team announced that they’ll be hosting an open Q&A session via Twitter where developers can ask questions to the Chakra engineers about the new JavaScript engine. In conjunction with the release of Platform Preview 7, we wanted to give the community the opportunity to ask questions of some of our IE and Chakra Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:56 pm

3.1 rating from 11 votes

Friday, October 8th, 2010

A Call for “Pinning Menus” Sanity

Category: IE

One of the unique new features of Internet Explorer 9 is the ability to ‘pin’ web sites to the Windows task bar: While this feature is cool, the way to do it is to use the META tag and drop in some fairly grotty markup into your page: < View plain text > HTML <!– Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am

3.3 rating from 4 votes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Chrome Frame is out of Beta!

Category: Chrome, Google, IE

Big news: Chrome Frame is now stable and out of beta! Today, we’re very happy to take the Beta tag off of Google Chrome Frame and promote it to the Stable channel. This stable channel release provides our most polished version of Google Chrome Frame to date, allowing users to access modern web technologies like Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 2:47 pm

3.1 rating from 9 votes

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

innerShiv: Make innerHTML + HTML5 Work in IE

Category: IE, Library

(Various Shivs) Via JD Bartlett comes HTML5 innerShiv for IE. Before innerShiv, the following would not work in IE: < View plain text > HTML var s = document.createElement(‘div’); s.innerHTML = "<section>Hi!</section>"; document.body.appendChild(s); For example, let’s imagine we have some CSS that defines the following for the HTML5 elements footer, header, and section: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:00 am

2.3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Attack of the IE Conditional Comment…

Category: IE

Just in time for Friday, James Padolsey wins the award for most creative Internet Explorer detection code: < View plain text > javascript // ———————————————————- // If you’re not in IE (or IE version is less than 5) then: //     ie === undefined // If you’re in IE (>5) then you can determine Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am

2.9 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

IE9 gets a Web Timing API to measure performance

Category: IE, Microsoft, Performance

Web site performance is a very important topic. We should not let our end users wait for our sites and optimizing them for load time and rendering can save us thousands of dollars in traffic. There is a lot of great content out there on performance (spearheaded by Yahoo a few years back). When it Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 3:15 am
1 Comment

2.3 rating from 3 votes

Monday, June 28th, 2010

IE9: Big leap forward, and how we can help the Microsoft momentum

Category: Browsers, IE

Microsoft continues to impress with its developer preview releases for IE9. They went from a laggard in both performance and Web standards, to regrouping and doing some fantastic work in both regards. The honourable PPK has detailed the leap forward with CSS (in between watching his Dutch team do well in the World Cup. Not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:35 pm

4 rating from 2 votes

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

IE9 supports Canvas…. hardware accelerated!

Category: Browsers, Canvas, IE

Huge news. My canvas crusade is done. IE9 is supporting canvas, and it is hardware accelerated, in the third preview release: With the third platform preview, we introduce support for the HTML5 Canvas element. As you know our approach for standards support is informed both by developer feedback and real word usage patterns today, along Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:54 pm

3.3 rating from 3 votes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

New IE9 Preview: Performance, Hardware Acceleration, and Acid3

Category: Browsers, IE

At MIX, Microsoft showed that they are back in the browser game with a preview of IE9 “platform” (platform seems to mean ‘haven’t got it together as a real browser yet, but we wanted to get it to you guys ASAP’). Today, they updated the preview as they said they would (claiming they will do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:06 am

1.5 rating from 2 votes

Friday, March 19th, 2010

IE9 Canvas Support Leaked by AMD?

Category: Canvas, IE

I was on a panel at OSBC with Dave Mcallister of Adobe and Brian Goldfarb of Microsoft. I wanted to talk to Brian about canvas in IE9 but held off until later where I even offered the community up to write the IE code ;) Someone off the record told me last week “it is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:23 am

4.6 rating from 44 votes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Full Frontal ’09: Stuart Langridge on HTML5 Features

Category: IE, JavaScript, Presentation

Stuart Langridge introduces us to some of the up-and-coming features we’re getting with current and future browsers, a nice complement to Robert Nyman’s talk, which covered the advanced features of “mainstream” (IE6-compatible) Javascript. After introducing the features that are there today, he also talks about how we can deal with the browser many of us Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:52 am
1 Comment

4.2 rating from 14 votes

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

IE 9: Hardware rendering, new JS engine, CSS, standards, and more

Category: Browsers, IE

With PDC going on, we get a glimpse at the early stage of IE 9. There is some promise, albeit with omissions! Dean Hachamovitch, IE general manager, gives us an early look whirlwind that discusses: Performance Progress The JavaScript engine team members John Montgomery, Steve Lucco and Shanku Niyogi give us an early look at Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:20 pm

2.9 rating from 42 votes

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Implied globals in browsers

Category: IE, JavaScript, Security

Stoyan Stefanov has done some testing on so called implied globals in browsers. One of the interesting finds was that the meta description is accessible in JavaScript using object property notation on IE and other browsers. < View plain text > HTML <meta name="description" content="test me" /> < View plain text > javascript alert(description.content); // Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 10:35 am

2.1 rating from 53 votes

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Dive Into HTML 5, Intro Articles, and IE 6 Cheatsheet

Category: HTML, IE

I’ve come across a few nice educational articles on HTML 5 recently I want to share. The first is from Mark Pilgrim, who has been writing a new book called Dive Into HTML 5. He has put up two chapters already, “Detecting HTML5 Features: It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson” and “Let’s Call It a Draw(ing Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:15 am

3.4 rating from 19 votes

Monday, June 29th, 2009

MySpace open sources advanced browser performance tool for IE

Category: Browsers, IE, Performance

Developers tend to tease MySpace for its look, but the insiders are incredibly impressed by some of the engineering behind the scenes (e.g. their internal monitoring tools are said to be second to none). They have surprised us again with their new tool MSFast which is “a browser plugin that help developers to improve their Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:21 am

4.5 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

“Get the facts” from Microsoft Marketing

Category: Browsers, IE, Microsoft

There are some good engineers working to make IE a better browser. I don’t want to belittle their work, but I couldn’t let go the recent work of various marketing groups this week. First up, we had the the chaps from down under try to buy downloads with 10 grand, ripping into other browsers along Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 pm

4.1 rating from 27 votes